Vulnerability and Risk Management in Planted Forests


Coordinator: Jean-Michel Carnus

The workshop was held at the INRA Forest and Wood Research Centre in Pierroton about 25 km from Bordeaux.


Session 1: Risk assessment and perception (moderator: Jean-Michel Carnus)

Key note presentation by Marc Hanewinkel (WSL, Switzerland) pdf_icon.gif : 1Kb

Voluntary presentations:

  • Manuela Branco, (Port): Economic impact of invasive alien species in forest plantations
  • Philippe Deuffic (Fr): The social construction of natural risks: between claim-making and denial  pdf_icon.gif : 1Kb
  • Raquel Diaz (Sp): Health status decline of the eucalyptus plantations in the South West of Europe and its impact in the forest economy
  • Lisa Langer (NZ): Wildfires and communities: two way risks and vulnerabilities of planted forests in southern Europe and New Zealand pdf_icon.gif : 1Kb
  • Evgeny Romanov (Russia): The role of homogeneous stands in improvement of productive capacity and ecological potential of boreal forests in the Volga region
  • Juan Picos (Sp): Stakeholders perception of the evolution, potential impact and control measures of a Pine Wood Nematode outbreak in Galicia (Spain)

Session 2: Vulnerability to biotic and abiotic hazards (moderator: Manuela Branco)

Key note presentation by Gillian Allard (FAO) pdf_icon.gif : 1Kb

Voluntary presentations:

  • Kana Kamimura (Jap): Stability of planted Japanese larch against strong wind with tree growth pdf_icon.gif : 1Kb
  • Jean-Yves Fraysse (Fr): Influence of genetics and culture conditions in nursery on the cold hardiness of maritime pine seedlings pdf_icon.gif : 1Kb
  • Antoine Danquechin Dorval (Fr): Influence of reafforestation techniques on architectural development of the root system and on toppling in Pinus pinaster saplings pdf_icon.gif : 1Kb
  • Pascal Nzokou (USA): The effect of provenance susceptibility to cold temperatures for establishment in temperate afforestation programs for Turkish red pine (Pinus brutia Ten.) compared to American red pine  (Pinus resinosa Ait.) pdf_icon.gif : 1Kb
  • Guillaume David (Fr) : Dispersal capacities of Monochamus galloprovincialis, vector of the pine wilt disease measured by flight mill experiments pdf_icon.gif : 1Kb
  • Ana R. Reis (Port): Risk by damage by Gonipterus platensis in Eucalyptus forest in Portugal and potential use of less susceptible genetic materials

Session 3: Risk analysis and modelling (moderator Hervé Jactel)

Key note presentation by Barry Gardiner (INRA, France) pdf_icon.gif : 1Kb

Voluntary presentations:

  • Sophie Hale (UK): A new methodology for wind risk modeling in forest plantations pdf_icon.gif : 1Kb
  • Céline Meredieu (Fr): Controlling and predicting the spread of Heterobasidon annosum in even-aged Pinus pinaster stands in South-West France
  • Philip Taylor (UK): Assessment of the effect of global climate model uncertainty on the risk of future drought conditions in plantation forests in Europe pdf_icon.gif : 1Kb
  • Margot Regolini (Fr): Implementing quantitative pest risk analysis in planted forests; the case study of the Pine processionary moth pdf_icon.gif : 1Kb
  • Tommaso Locatelli (UK): Global sensitivity analysis on the ForestGALES wind-risk model: potential benefits and applications
  • Axel Albrecht (Ger): Combining an individual-tree forest forest growth model with storm damage modeling - conceptual approach and results of different silvicultural scenarios pdf_icon.gif : 1Kb
  • Teki Surayya (Ind): Role of afforestation on dry and degraded lands and developmental finance in generating sustainable livelihood and strategies to arrest desertification: case studies-India pdf_icon.gif : 1Kb

Risk management (moderator: Marie-Laure Loustau)

Key note presentation by Eckehardt Brockerhoff (SCION, NZ)

Voluntary presentations:

  • Raquel Daz (Sp): Research in Spain to fight against and control the pine wilt disease caused by Bursaphelenchus xylophilus
  • Lydia Hantsch (Ger): Effects of diversity, identity and density of local neighbour species and inter-annual variation in weather conditions on foliar fungal pathogens pdf_icon.gif : 1Kb
  • Bastien Castagneyrol (Fr): Mixing trees to reduce insect herbivory in plantation forest: resource availability and tree phylogeny matter

Key note presentation by Pierre Mac (GIPATGRI, Fr)

Voluntary presentations:

  • Kristen Waring (USA): Artificial regeneration of five-needle pines of North America
  • Dominique Piou (Fr): Can we decrease the health risk by the choice of resistant provenances? The case study of larch plantations in the Massif Central (France)
  • John Moore (NZ): Managing risks in New Zealand's planted forests pdf_icon.gif : 1Kb

Field tour:

Forest fire memorial (Cestas)

Conservation platform for wood damaged by storm (Salles)

Nezer forest domain and wind research site (Gujan Mestras)

Forest fire prevention system (Mios)

Field experiment on role of tree diversity for pest control (Cestas, Castillonville)

Final Programme

All voluntary abstracts for the workshop can be viewed here.